"Visibility, control and support" – the requirements for a successful roller-coaster business

Paul KEWENE-HITE (Paul Kewene-Hite | LinkedIn) said, last night (“Entrepreneurship: Embracing Uncertainty” INSEAD MBA Master Class follow-up (photos), 2012.04.03, Radisson BLU Hotel – Get a result now!), a thing similar to this (approximate quote):

“Visibility, control and support” are the basic requirements for a successful roller-coaster business. More than this, the requirements can be applied to pretty much everything (life, relationships, other business models).

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"Power is taken, not given" (approximate quote by Sandra PRALONG)

At an event organized by Diverta – “De ce m-am întors în România?” (why did I return to Romania?), book launch, Sandra PRALONG said something similar to this: “Power is taken, not given”. Captain Planet, a cartoon character has a key phrase: Once his work is done, Captain Planet returns to the Earth, restoring the Planeteers’ powers. When he does this, Captain Planet reminds viewers of the message of the series with his catchphrase, “The Power Is Yours!” (source – Captain Planet and the Planeteers – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia) Well, an adaptation to the phrase would be “Dare to take your own power”. On the other hand, the receivers could say “The power is mine/ours!”, rather than “Thanks for the power, Captain Planet”. :) P.S.: Also see: Act fast, without the whole picture – Get a result now!

The opposite of love is fear

It may look obvious – the opposite of fear is hatred. Yet, this evening, at a workshop, I found out a new idea: The opposite of love is fear Do I agree? Nicolae STEINHARDT treasures courage a lot. It’s also an important theme in “The Grey“. I never thought of the subject in such a way. It seemed, to me, as different subjects – love / hate / indifference on one part and fear / courage on a different part. Yet, it seems, they are, somehow, opposites on the same line. Interesting.

One thought after "Ambition to Meaning: Finding Your Life’s Purpose" (Video 2009)

I wrote here – Ce filme mi-au placut in mod deosebit? – Fii eficient! – the following:

Ambition to Meaning: Finding Your Life’s Purpose (Video 2009) – “Nu”-urile pentru film țin de gradul de credibilitate a mesajului. “Da”-ul pentru film vine din faptul că are o perspectivă interesantă asupra vieții, care te pune pe gânduri. Un film non-excepțional de excepție. Poate fi văzut cu subtitrare în română: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FtbaOOrDQvY
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1333015/

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"Soyez réalistes, demandez l’impossible." / "Be realistic, ask the impossible." / "Fiţi realişti, cereţi imposibilul."

I like this quote a lot: “Soyez réalistes, demandez l’impossible.” / “Be realistic, ask the impossible.” / “Fiţi realişti, cereţi imposibilul.” More on this: Dumnezeu ne cere imposibilul PASI PE NISIP, SPRE NOURI DRAMUINDU-MI CLIPA: „Fiţi realişti, cereţi imposibilul.” May 1968 in France – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

"Soyez réalistes, demandez l’impossible." / "Be realistic, ask the impossible." / "Fiţi realişti, cereţi imposibilul."

Apreciez mult acest citat: “Soyez réalistes, demandez l’impossible.” / “Be realistic, ask the impossible.” / “Fiţi realişti, cereţi imposibilul.” Mai multe despre asta: Dumnezeu ne cere imposibilul PASI PE NISIP, SPRE NOURI DRAMUINDU-MI CLIPA: „Fiţi realişti, cereţi imposibilul.” May 1968 in France – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

"You're hungry"

I told you about a movie: The Grey (2012) – One of the best movies I’ve ever seen – Get a result now! Until not too much time ago, I’d consider this logic fine: It’s OK to do your best to earn money, it’s a good test to survive, for both you (you survive with money) and others (others live with your help). Surviving is good, right? Yes it is. But in “The Grey” and this evening I acknowledged that money is not everything. Adrian CHIRA (LinkedIn, web site) said something about this care only for money, and, to some point, surviving: “You’re hungry” (not referring to me, as a general rule). And it’s quite true. A lot of the career decisions are taken on the basis of whether you’re hungry or not. And it’s quite sad. I didn’t take any decisions on this, I’m not hungry, and I do a lot of things for things out of “hungriness”, but, still, very nice idea. Later Edit: So, what’s the alternative? Actually, they’re two: Ignore being hungry, act as if you’re not. Follow the dream. Do what you want. Act your wishes.  Stop being hungry – lower your needs, so that you’re not hungry anymore.

Observing things vs. actually doing them

At a course with Cătălin ZAHARIA – inspirational model in structured communication, for me; and top speaker – Get a result now! we had to pick a role – client (stating a problem), coach (helping the client solve its problems), observer (noticing things, giving feed-back at the end). For most of the time, I used to think that: The role of a client rules. The role of a coach, if he does his job well, is good. The role of an observer is not that great. I’m starting to see some advantages in the ability to not be 100% focused on the problem, from the position of the observer. The observer role is not that bad. Sometimes, just noticing thing is good enough.